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Wash., July 27- Asotin
need have no cause for
feeling agrived because of the require
. I tie law to assess all property
sixty per cent basis of its full
In Garfield county the letter of
strictly adhered to In the
the la"' is
matter of tax assessment,
i3 assessed at its full value, and the
matter of lowering to the sixty per
ent basis is left for the equalization
hoard to attend to, says the Sentinel.
Hon- S. G. Cosgrove and William
Wowser of Pomeroy, while in Asotin
Wednesday, made the statement that
firm land in their county was as
sessed at $40 and $50 and grazing land
t fiO per acre—-which, reduced to a
sixty ]»t cent basis, means that farm
land will stand at $24 and $30, and
grazing lands at $0.
Everything, it is said, is on the same
basis. Chickens, own. are assessed
a t twenty-five cents a head, and Mr.
Cosgrove said his assessment on
chickens amounted to something like
jg How much poultry has been given
in in Asotin county?
WANTS EQUITABLE WATER TAX
Correspondent Suggests That
Property Owners Pay Equally.
Lewiston, Idaho, July 27.—Editor
Evening Teller; Permit me to use
your valuable paper to correct if pos
sible the very' unjust water tax system
in force in the cltw of Lewiston. I
refer to the water used for irrigation
purposes only, and
not to water for
domestic use. We have a portion of
Lewiston which is very beautiful, and
a portion which is decidedly not beau
tiful. We have beautiful lawns, which
not only private citizens are paying for
but the city is taxing the people for.
Outside of private lawns I refer to the
public parks. All property in the city
Is enhanced in value because of these
beautiful improvements, and especial
ly that property which lies adjacent
to these parks and these well kept
lawns, yet in the midst of all this
there are vacant lots on which there
are no Improvements, yet these vacant
lots have increased in value at the ex
pense of others with no expense to
the owner. Is this just? The value
of these vacant lots are held up to
the value of the improved property ad
jacent and It Is necessary to show vis
itors and prospective buyers the pos
sibilities of what water can do, In or
der to prove to buyers and visitors
that the values are In these vacant
lots. Is It just to make only these
citizens, who are striving to make
this city of ours so attractive pay
this water tax? The answer Is no.
It is true that the city this year made |
a step In the right direction when they
by direct taxation secured revenue
to sprinkle the streets, sprinkle the
public parks, and for water to put out i
conflagrations, yet in the past these
expenses were met only by the users
of water: and although the city has
made a step tn the right direction,
they should have gone further, and
provided for the water that flushes
the sewers, for this water is paid by
the consumer of water only. The
question this is, what is the remedy?
We have in the city under the water
®ains about 5.000 lots; and 2,000 can
bf added with little expense. The city
receives from the use of water to
beautify a portion of these lots about
•6.000 per year. Here is the remedy;
Place a tax on every lot under the
"ater main; call the tax, If you like,
general improvement tax; let the
amount be placed at $3 per lot, size
50x142 ; place a meter on ever prop
erty using water, if necessary. Allow
every 50x142 lot 5,000 gallons per
month, xvhieh the owner can use or
not as he please, and any one using
"ater in excess of this allotted
amount pay extra. This then will only
OORt $3 for the use of irrigation water
Per lot instead of $8. This will pro
duce a revenue of about $21,000 per
year, and give the city money to put
Ip extra pumps and make the neces
eary improvements that will be de
manded sooner or later. In fart meet
the present demands. This will
equalize this tax and make those that
Pill not sell and will not Improve
* esc vacant lots pay' a portion of the
union, especially when these vacant
oU are enhancing in value so rapidly.
Gr Editor, there Is no question of the
»«Justice of the present system, and
' Proposition herein set forth has
at 'east the merit
an ev . n Ju *' V —Agitation against
construe"™ 6 redUCtion ,n the nava ' !
cesrtm i, pr " STam has proved sue
of m». " aS announ ced in the house!
be m a r; n 8 t r a * that a SaVinK !
Vessel* me construction of smaller
onlv thr $12.000.000, hut that !
type Ju ' rssels °f the Dreadnought i
four. The"* constructed Instead of !
new nm tr ' ta l expenditure in the :
stead of Vi!/ 11 " bp $34.000.000 In-j
Q of $46.000,000
IN RIO JANERIO
| Bio Janeiro, July 27.— Sccifçtarv
' R°ot arrived today from Gahia, He
was welcomed by a representative of
General Rio Brancho, the Brazilian
foreign minister, and by the clvjl and
military authorities. He was heartily
cheered by the assembled crowds.
| FOUND GUILTY OF LAND FRAUDS
Jury Recommends Defendants tc the
Clemency of the Court.
Portland, July 27.—The jury hi the
case of United States against Henry
W. Miller, Frank E. Kincart, Martin
O. Huge and Charles Nickell, indicted ;
and tried for conspiracy in connee- j
tion with the land fraud trials, this j
state, returned a verdict of gujiity in !
the case of Hoge and Nickell ht 2:17 |
o'clock tills Friday morning, aftelr hav- !
ing been out six hours. The jury rec- I
ommended the defendants to tlie clem- i
ency of the court.
th e j ,060 girls who have been gradu
Does College Life Balk Cupid?
Is university' training for young
women a stumbling-block to matri
It is, declare statistics, which show
how few of the former co-eds of the
University of Chicago have married
during the last 16 years.
Secretary Arthur E, Bestor. of the
Alumni Association of the university,
lias just Issued a book of alumni sta
tistics that has startled the college
authorities. His book shows that of
ated from the university since its re
establishment ln 1893, only 171 have
The percentage of women graduates
who have married Is about 16t4. The
statistics of Secretary Bestor also
show that about 50 per cent of the
women who have graduated have tak
en up teaching.
The officials deny that there is any
truth In the suggestion made hy some
critics that the restriction at the uni
versity against college courting and
engagements between the students
has anything to do with the showing.
Chicago's Lost Drinking Water.
There is great excitement In Cin
cinnati because of the daily mysteri
ous disappearance of several million
gallons of water which ought to reach
consumers, hut does not. Chicago
loses five gallons daily where Cincin
nati loses one. but nobody here is
borrowing trouble on account of it.
Tbe municipal government which
ought to be wrought up ox'er the mat
ter. is calm and unconcrned. The city
| engineer has calculated to a nicety the
amount of water which Is pumped hut
not accounted for—is "lost, strayed or
stolen." He puts the percentage at
i 57.99 and the total amount in gallons
for last year at 84,833.000.000 or about
42.000 gallons for every Inhabitant. If
the cltx' had received for that lost
water only 1 cent a 1.000 gallons. $848,
000 would have been added to its rev
A Pa ris Boulevard Ten Miles Long.
Paris Letter to London Express.
The department of the seine is dis
cussing a great scheme for the con
struction of a grand boulevard from
the gates of Paris to St. Germain,
about ten miles away, at a cost of $2,
000,000, the greater part of which the
state may be asked to provide.
The suggested avenue, which was
planned originally by Napoleon, would
he an extension of the Champs Ely'sees
and the Avenue de la Grande Armee.
It would not go right to the town of
St. Germain, but end In the forest,
about a mile and a half away.
The estimated cost provides for an
electric railway' under the avenue, a
drive on one side and a motor car
track on the other side, with two cy
cling tracks and tyvo footpaths.
Big Shipment of Eggs.
Monday of this week the Columbia
Commission company shipped 40 cases
of eggs to a Seattle firm. This ship
ment of 1,200 dozens is the largest
ever made from this point. The price
was just under 25 cents per dozen
Chicago and New York
18 Hour Service
AKE SHORE— N!W YOR CEN ,
! Lv. Chicago daily........j. • •• 2:^30 p. m
\r New York daily.......9:.w a. m
j r,v. New York daily........3:30 p. n
! Vr. Chicago daily..........$ 30
FAST SERVICE ROUTE
SKINNER &M01NCE CO.
REAL ESTATE AND RENTALS.
Room 1, Donzac Bolding
NEZ PERCE PIVOTAL COUNTY
IN SENATORIAL iFIGHT
The delegates to the state conven
tion at Pocatello met in the Wels
gerber building last evening and per
fected their organization. The entire
senatorial situation was discussed.
Reliable Information was furnished
to show that Mr. Borah has not at
this time strength enough to carry
bis point in the convention; neither
has the administration. The import
ance of the coming fight is shown by
tlu strong position taken by Nez Perce
county which is now the pivot around
1 which tlie administration forces in
north Idaho will rally. An opportun
ity to do something big for the county
was shown to exist and the delegates
are enthusiastic over the outlook.
Wheeling, \V. Va., July 27.—The
strike of S,00u miners which has been
on in eastern Ohio since April will be
officially declared off today. The min
ers and operators have agreed to ac
cept the terms drafted by the scale
LARGE SUPPLY PEACWES ARRIVE
Tomatoes and Pears Also Come Today
from Snake River Farms.
The supply of peaches In the local
market was relieved this morning by
the arrival of 100 crates of the fruit
from the Snake river farms. The
fruit is small and is selling at 75©>90c
Shipments of small fruits from the
Snake river arrived this morning, to
matoes selling at $1.50, pears at $1.50
and California watermelons at $4.50
and $5 per dozen, apples (Waxen cook
ing) at $1.40 and peaches at [email protected]
About 150 crates of the Snake river
fruits made their appearance this
BUTTER RISE EXPECTED SOON
Demand for Creamery Product Re
sponsible for Increase.
The local butter market Is wobbly
this morning and a predicted rise will
probably occur before the first of the
month. The market this morning Is
quoted at 24Vic, butter fat at 22Vie.
The rise Is due to the disappearance
of the ranch butter from the sales
places, the demand being for the
The local wholesale houses are not
handling eggs at this season of the
year. Those on sale are small and
not of the choice variety of Idaho
New Potatoes Drop in Price.,
Spokane, July 27.—Oreen peas are
becoming scarcer and as a result the
price has gone up from 6 to 8 cents a
pound. Beans, both wax and green,
on the other hand, are becoming more
plentiful and the price has decreased
2 cents a pound.
New potatoes are offered as low as
18 pounds for 25 cents. They have
been dropping in price steadily since
j the influx of local products.
A slightly firmer condition is noted
in the butter market. The wholesale
price has been slightly raised, with
Indications of still further advances In
the next few weeks.
WASHINGTON NEEDS TEACHERS
Every County in the State Said to Be J
Short This Year.
In nearly' every county in the state,
except Walla Walla county', the report
comes that there is a big shortage of
country school teachers to fill the
many' places, says the Walla Walla
Bulletin. Walla Walla county is for
tunate enough to ha\'e sufficient appli
cations of entirely competent instruc
tors to fill the places in the 71 districts,
and it Is thought no Inconvenience
from this cause will materialize.
In Lewis county the county auper
intendent is frank enough to admit
that hP wl n be short P r..babiy .-.n r.-m
lv meritorious teachers
In Pierce county Superintendent s
Benbow says that will he a marked
shortage, although salaries will he
raised $5 and $10 a month.
Klickitat county wants 12 first
class primary teachers, and Lincoln
county an equal number.
News Notes fror-, Nezperee
, Special to Evening Teller.
N ezperce, Idaho. July ... K. r
Randolph, who is the resident eticin
ppr y or e i e , trie railway company.
came up from Lewiston last night
and gives it out that the eastern eao
italists will be here Sunday to 1 ink
over the situation.
M. K. Jonigs returned l»«t night
from a stay on his homestead.
Mrs. M. D. DeNude. who has been
ill f,, r sometime with heart trouble is
Ti e candidacy of C. A. Hastings for
state treasurer was unanimously en
dorsed and he will receive the support
of the entire delegation in the con
vention. Gaylord W. Thompson was
endorst d as tbe Nez Perce member of
the state central committee. The
delegates will leave Sunday morning
by the boat.
The delegates from Nez Perce
county twenty-five strong will be met
at Riparia by their special car and will
journey to Pocatello In a Pullman. It
now seems likely that all the counties
of northern Idaho may meet at Ri
paria, each county having a special
car, and they will go into Pocatello,
on the same train.
St. Petersburg, July 27.—At a Joint
conference of the revolutionary com
mittee held across the Finish border
today. It was resolved not to declare a
general strike at present.
The determining factor In the decis
ion against a general strike was the
advice of the revolutionary committee
which reports that the time is not
quite ripe. It was decided, however,
to energetically push preparations and
to address manifestoes to the army
Lewiston, Idaho, July 27.—Forecast
for Lewiston and vicinity for tonight
and tomorrow: Fair and warmer to
night and Saturday.
Following data recorded at the local
United States weather bureau office:
Maximum temperature up to noon, 87
degrees; minimum temperature this
morning, 59 degrees; mean tempera
ture for the day, 73 degrees; precipi
tation to noon, none.
An area of low pressure Is moving
eastward over Manitoba, causing
cloudy* and showery weather in the
Dakotas and Upper Lake region, with
rain falling at Bismarck and Sault Ste
A slight depression is also noted In
Western Texas, giving cloudy weather
In Southern Arizona and Southern
An area of high barometer with a
cool wave Is advancing from British
Columbia over Washington and North
ern Idaho, causing the temperature in
Montana to fall as low as 46 degrees.
Attending its further development and
eastward movement over the plateau
region tonight and Saturday, fair
weather with slight temperature
changes may be expected in tills vi
L. M. DEY, Jr..
Officia! in Charg".
John D.'s Book About France.
Complegne Dispatch in New York Sun
John D. Rockefeller has returned to
Compiègne after a motor trip through
! several of the neighboring depart
ments. Mr. Rockefeller traveled In
cognito and thoroughly enjoyed the
experience. He mingled with the peas
antry, asking farmers about the con
dition of their crops and speaking an
encouraging word to grumblers.
Mr. Rockefeller seems to be in
splendid health. He has expressed an
intention to record his impressions of
France in book form. He has made
some close observations of the parks
of Complegne with a view to the im
provement of some of bis estates in
Eastward Over a
via Puget Sound, ch oice of direct lines t
St. Paul, thence to Chicago or St. Louis
ton's •'Mississippi River Scenic Line."
picturesque summer route.
' Minneapolis and
via the Buritng
Low Rates East, August 7, 8 and 9
information will he furnished
on application to
S. D. HOOVER,
Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent
No. 4 Second St. Walla Walla, Wash.
B—SHi a—— — raw-m»
Ktass nnâ a^cassaa
drag the river
FOR HIS BODY
Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller.
Clarkston, Wash., July 27.—All ef
forts to recover the body of 10-year
old Frank Cope, who was drowned in
the Snake river at this city at 7 o'clock
last evening had been fruitless up to
Men are diving and dragging the
hole with seines and grappling hooks
and the river banks are specked with
onlookers nnd friends of the parents
of the boy'.
John Ayre of this city' accompanied
by the three sons of W. A. Cope, Tom
aged 12, Teddle aged 14, and Frank
aged 10 went to the sand bar east of
the city in the evening to bathe, and
while Ayre was preparing to get Into
the yvater the boys went out on the
bar, on the yvest side of which is a
ledge of rock over yvhich the water
Is 20 feet deep, one of them swimming
to the far end of the ledge while the
younger ones waded close to the shore.
Before any of the party saw him,
Frank ventured too close to the edge
and wont over, not uttering a word.
Immediately after finding that the
boy bad disappeared, Ayre and the
boys hastened to town to secure aid.
The father, yvho was at Culdesac was
notified and the mother of the drowned
boy told of tbe circumstances.
W. A. Cope, the father, arrived In
the city last night at 11 o'clock having
driven from Culdesac after getting
word of the death of his son. nnd as
sisted In the work for the recovery of
The parents of the boy reside on
South Twelfth street.
Boys Placed Under Arrest.
Two boys. Fred Van Orsdale
and Talmldge Riggie were placed
under arrest this morning, Rlg
gles being placed in tbe city jail, to
await developments on the charge of
assault nnd battery. The boys be
came entangled In a friendly row and
resorted to "fistic furies" when found
by Marshal Warren. One of the boys
is claimed to have beaten and bruised
the horse belonging to another of the
trio, with a pitchfork. The hearing
will be held next Thursday at 10
o'clock a. m. before Justice Clear.
Take Brown to Penitentiary.
The prisoner Frank Brown, who
was sentenced to three years in the
penitentiary, passed through the city
last night In charge of an officer, on
his way to the state penitentiary at
Walla Walla. Owing to the lateness
of the hour, he was not allowed to
have an Interview with the lnsnne
prisoner Burns as was Intended.
E. B. Empart, J. N. Fisher and M. R.
Miller, sheep men from Paradise. Ore.,
are In the city today on business.
Jeff Kelly of Freewater, Ore., Is reg
istered at the Ramsey.
The family of G. H. Hansen, ac
companied by Mrs. W. T. Davidson,
left this morning for Mayville, North
Dakota, Mrs. Davidson will return to
the elty after an absence of three
J. B. Lnrer of Nezperce, who lately
purchased the property belonging to
Frank Baies, nrrlved In the elty this
morning to take possession of the
The family of B. J. Roper left this
morning for a camping trip at Ana
tone to he gone the remainder of the
Marlon Miller, who has charge of
the Maeomher and Thurston sheep In
the Enterprise country, is in the city
Council Meeting Postponed.
The semi-monthly council meeting
was this week postponed on account
of the absence of the majority of the
members from the city.
Cheap Rates to the Coast.
The Northern Pacific railway an
nounced a rate of $20.00 for the round
trip from Lewiston to Focllps, West
port, Long Beach, Clatsop Beach and
Tokeland. Tickets on sale daily until
August 25. Final return limit Sep
tember 30. For further information,
call or 'phone Northern Pacific depot.
W. J. JORDAN. Agent.
A pair or odd trousers will last you
the rest of tha summer, you can save
money by buj'lng them here at these
$6.00 trousers)........ $5.00
$3.50 trousers)........ $4.50
$5.00 trousers)........ $4.00
$4.50 trouserh........ $3.50
$3.50 trouserb.................... $2.50
Just a few left.
8econd door east of P. O., Lewi at on.
What's The Matter ? 1
Hof Weather, Eh!
Well we'll clean your clothe«
and press them for you If you
will 'phone Red lit or aee Bert
Club rateB $2 per month.
Store closes at 5 p. m., through
the hot Weather.
Rooms 1 and 2. Wildsnthslor Bik
. Carries Passengers and Exprsse
Leaves Asotin ............ 6:00 a. m.
Leaves Asotin ............ 9:00 a. m.
Leaves Asotin ............ 1:00 p. m.
Leaves Lewiston .......... 9:00 a. IB.
Leaves Lewiston .......... 3:20 p. m.
Sunday leaves Asotin 5 a. m. and
1 p. m. Sunday leaves Lewlaton at
4 a. m. and 3:20 p. m.
Go to. . .
JIMMY THE MUG
Saloon and Restaurant
For a square meal, 15o.
A big schooner of beer, So.
Free employment office.
The working man's home.
Telephone Main 108.
: JAMES BEALL, Prop.
Loomer Hall Bldg.
♦ 212 Main St.
The Water makes the Beer
is ma Je (rom clear sparkling spring
Chas. Parker, Prop. Lewiston Agents
\BSTR\CTS OF TITLE
Irwinen vhs'Tflii t CoTipdiiy
J H Y VOOI u : II, Manager
Bonde)! AbsTHCtn'- ier NVz I'erce County
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